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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Simple Skincare Micellar Cleansing Water: Hype or Love at First Swipe?!


I've heard a lot of hype over the Micellar Cleansing waters lately. I had yet to purchase one and I was lucky enough to win Simple Skincare's Micellar Cleansing Water in a blog giveaway recently. 

I had heard about the one by Bioderma for some time and just recently started hearing about other brands, some more affordable, coming out with their own Micellar Cleansing Waters.

Since I've never tried this type of cleanser before, I have nothing to compare it to but I definitely don't need that to be able to determine whether or not this product works.

The product:

-no artificial perfume or dyes
-contains no animal derived ingredients
-is non-comedogenic
-is hypoallergenic
-no need to rinse
-hydrating
-198ml bottle



Taken from the bottle: "Our Micellar Water is a perfect blend of Multi-vitamins, skin loving ingredients, and gentle cleansers to cleanse the skin."




I was pleased to find that there is no fragrance and this is suitable for sensitive skin. I saturated a cotton pad as instructed and wiped off my makeup at the end of the day. Not only was this effective but it was so gentle and soothing to my skin and didn't bother my eyes. It says you can gently wipe around closed eyes, but not to get in your eyes (most products, even eye creams, say this.) I definitely agree with the hydrating claim. I have dehydrated/combo/oily skin and this didn't dry out my skin at all, it left it very comfortable. Oily skin gals may not even want to use a moisturizer after.

Love at first swipe? My initial reaction when I first tried this and looked at the cotton pad was "Woah, does this thing have some kind of superpower?!" I was shocked at the amount of makeup on the cotton pad. I flipped the cotton pad over once it was full of makeup and used the other side. Afterward, I took a makeup wipe to see what was left on my skin and there was practically nothing left behind! I also put makeup wipes to the test to compare; After using a makeup wipe to take off my makeup, using both sides, I then took a cotton pad with the Micellar Water and there was a lot of makeup left behind by the wipes. This was a great way to compare and really spoke volumes. Now, some may prefer to follow up with a quick wash after using the Micellar water, but you can definitely just use the Micellar water, especially on those lazy/tired nights.

I am pleasantly surprised and really impressed by the gentleness and effectiveness of this as a makeup remover. I find the Micellar Water to be more gentle and more effective than any makeup wipe I've ever tried! Plus, I kept looking at the bottle and thinking, I have a feeling this is going to be more cost effective than using makeup wipes too! It looks like it's going to last for a long time, the level is barely going down and I really saturate those cotton pads. And, being that this product is also fragrance free and more gentle and effective than my wipes, I think I've found a replacement for the wipes! (I think I can hear my skin thanking me now!)

I'm so glad that I was lucky enough to win this product in a giveaway as I'm not sure I ever would have bought into the hype of the Micellar Cleansers and purchased one. I can definitely say that I am SOLD! And, I'm a tough sell! 

Now, if only they'd come out with this Micellar water in a pre-packaged wipe! Maybe it's out already and I haven't heard, but I think that would be great for travel. ;) ;)

This retails for approximately $6.99

Here is a link to the Micellar Water on Simple Skincare's website if you'd like to get more information: http://www.simpleskincare.com/our-products/product/micellar-cleansing-water.html

Have you tried this or any other Micellar Waters? What's your experience?

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15 comments:

  1. I use the Garnier one and love it! There's a BioDerma one everyone raves about it but it's too expensive for me when the Garnier one works so well. The Simple Micellar Water sounds great, too. :)

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    1. After you try it, I would love to hear if there was any difference between the Garnier and the Simple one. Since it's the first one I've tried I have nothing to compare it to. I swear if I didn't win this I never would have purchased it. I was totally blown away by the amount of makeup taken on and so easily, way more than a wipe! :)

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  2. I've tried bioderma and witch hazel lotion - both were quite good at removing general base/powder makeup. I'm still looking for a micellar water that will adequately remove my non-waterproof mascaras!

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    1. I found this one fairly good for loosening it all up. Sometimes I followed with a swipe of makeup remover and sometimes I just use tepid water and my finger tips. This one is much cheaper than Bioderma though, so less to lose. ;)

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  3. I've used the Garnier Micellar Water with good results and I received a bottle of the Bioderma Micellar Water at the Glamour Affair event I recently attended but I haven't used it yet. I think you have a great idea of utilising Micellar Water in a pre-packaged wipe! You could have a best seller on your hands!

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    1. I know! I think the wipes would be amazing!! :D

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  4. This sounds like a really nice product! Thanks for the review.
    Julie

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    1. I'm really enjoying it. It's certainly a good price too! :)

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  5. I'm in love with micellar water - in fact I've substituted my toner with this brilliant invention and my skin is looking the better for it. Had no idea that Simple had brought one out, and the price is amazing - thanks for drawing it to my attention in your beaut review ♥

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    1. Great idea to use it as a toner! I think I'll have to try that. ;)

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  6. I LOVE this stuff! I too was shocked to see how much makeup it takes off AFTER I have already taken off my makeup! And I love that it is pretty cheap at walmart. I just picked up some Simple brand wipes as well.

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    1. I'm just testing out a sample of their wipes right now. I find the material a little rough from what I am used to but otherwise they are good. ;)

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  7. Great review! I've been wanting to try this product out but have never used a cleansing water and wasn't sure if everything I've been hearing was just hype! I'm happy to hear that it's not! Will definitely pick up a bottle of this stuff on my next trip to Target - it sounds amazing!

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    1. Thanks! I never even had the urge to buy it, I figured it was all hype! I'm so glad I won this because it's amaze-balls. lol. Lately I've been hearing about a lot of gals using it as a toner and having noticeable benefits to their skin. I know it's packed full of good ingredients so I'm going to try this also. I hope you love it also!

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